Everyone needs to eat and as Wendell Berry says “Eating is an agricultural act.” So we’re all involved with agriculture, and therefore we all together have the power to change the system by choosing where we buy our food.
The documentary THE WORM IS TURNING shows with historical footage where the current corporate model of chemical, monoculture style farming comes from, and how it was spread around the world, using India as the prime example. From dead soil to the “cancer train” in Punjab, we get to see the effects of this type of agriculture.
The film shows amazing examples of farmers from India, to USA to Australia, demonstrating a better method of farming, both for human health and for a better environment, one that is sustainable and restorative. Study after study has shown that small, ecological farms are in fact more productive and efficient with resources, and are the best model going forward.
Right now in the world, centralized, chemical agriculture is destroying economies and the ecology of the world. We the people, together have the power to change this by supporting small organic farmers, and demanding that our governments encourage this type of agriculture.
The film connects the dots on global food issues and features Vandana Shiva, Joel Salatin, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Raj Patel, Winona LaDuke, Bob Cannard, Will Allen, Bhaskar Save, Meriel Watts, Devinder Sharma, P.V. Satheesh, Olivier De Schutter and many more.
The film will be shown at the Byron Community Centre
Wednesday 26 August, 6pm
The film screening will be followed by Q&A with a panel including the filmmakers.
Tickets are $20 and available at Santos stores or at the door.
The event is sponsored by Santos Organics